OUR team

Core Staff, Contractors & Volunteers

Meet Our Team

Since our founding in 1997, Matter of Trust has always been surrounded by an amazing circle of eco-heroes we feel lucky to call our staff, contractors, and volunteers. We are grateful to everyone that has been part of our organization and are looking forward to continuing to grow, learn, and fight for the sustainable future we all envision.

Our staff in weekly Zoom meetings! Still as connected as ever, 2023.

Our past staff in a meeting in our Eco-Industrial Hub.  October, 2018.

Our Core Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers

Lisa Gautier – President, Vice Chair
Anne Gaubert Le Boterff – Chief Financial Officer
Sherry Garcia – Chief of Staff

Philip Lam – Chief Technology Officer
Pablo Ferrari
– Hum Sum Engineering Supervisor
Joyce Joseph – Hum Sum Mod
Ben Rice – Hum Sum Mod / Clean Wave
Kevin Randall – Hum Sum Mod / FIGMA
Mariah Dixon – Hum Sum Mod / Design Media
Sajeev Paul – Hum Sum Team8 Lead
Sinadin Zidan – Team8 Web Dev
Aadil Abdul Latheef – Team8 Web Dev
Nancy Shaji – Team8 Web Dev
Sreekutty – Team8 Web Dev
Amrutha E – Team8 Web Dev
Mohammed Hashiq – Team Web Dev
Mazen Maliyakkal – Team8 Web Dev
Danya Jose – Team8 Web Dev
Divya K. Menon – Team8 Web Dev

Morgan Jones – Built Exhibits Lead
Kyra Pease – Youth Eco-Ed & Design Media
Jessica Rice – Social Media Lead
Jeanine Van Dalsem
– Eco-Home Interior Designer
Grace Nix – Videographer
Alexandra Gabalda – Media

Jeremy Herman – Writer / Research Lead
Karen Gomez – Researcher
Glaudia Galate – Researcher
Cat Permalee – Editor EBG Researcher

Mattia Carenini – Global Hubs Director
David Nyunt
 – Clean Wave Lead Felter
Lonnie Allen – Clean Wave Felt / Fac & Design Med
Jaedyn Nguyen – Clean Wave Felt / Facilitator
Veronica Masterson – Open House Tours Lead

Mohit Gandhi – Volunteer – Garden
Olivia Buege – Volunteer – Garden
Kenny Teeter – Volunteer – Garden
Daisy Tapia – Volunteer – Garden
Vivian D. – Volunteer – Garden
Dong Thai – Volunteer – SocMed / Field Trips
Olivia Gaines – Volunteer Hum Sum
Ethan C. – Volunteer – Hum Sum Mod
Aritro C. – Volunteer – Hum Sum Mod
Ashvik N.  – Volunteer – Hum Sum Mod

Kim Rice – Gardener – Eco-Home
Saulo Xavier Housekeeping – Eco-Home / Hub
Lisa Pomo – Pitch Hair Salon On Site – Eco-Hub

June Michaels – Sonoma Food Runners Fiscal Sponsorship
Steve Pulliam – Heart of the City Food Security Fiscal Sponsorship 



Our President, Lisa Gautier, with Phil McCrory, hair mat inventor and one of the initial Eco-Heroes!

How can I help?

get involved


As a non-profit organization, it is so important that we have the support of volunteers. Without you, we wouldn’t be what we are today. Please answer these few questions so we can get a better idea on how we can best organize your precious time.


Apprenticeships are designed to develop a particular skill set that makes an individual excel in craftsmanship and green collar employment. Matter of Trust is affiliated with a wide range of schools and specialized environmental businesses.

Sponsor us

When we see that our programs can create sustainable green businesses and green-collar jobs, we accept corporate sponsorships from our collaborators to get things rolling. Please check our sponsorship opportunities and contact us.


We believe strongly that, “When you give, you get back tenfold.” There are many ways to give like donating hair, fur, and fiber or donating stuff that you don't need. Learn more about all the giving options available: money, stuff & others.